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Re: Procedure for submitting requests for clarification to the committee

On 29 Jul 1999, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> Hi,
> >>"Raul" == Raul Miller <moth@magenta.com> writes:
>  Raul> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
>  >> Of course not. I am trying to set up a process how we handle
>  >> issues in general, and talking about a particular issue would
>  >> be off topic.
>  Raul> Standards set up without any real experience are almost always wrong.
>         We are not talking about standards here, for gods sake. We are
>  not even talking Policy. We are twalking about setting up guidelines,
>  and something that can be adapted as we go along. Jumping in without
>  even tinking about scalable methods is unwise. 
>         This of this as a business plan that one needs to have before
>  anyone lends you money to start off. We need a plan, something that
>  takes care of the problems that we can envisage right now. It may not
>  be the final form that we need to use, but a well thought out plan
>  may take us most fo the way there, and not require disaster-mode
>  changes. 
We are a committee under the constitution. Our processes and proceedures
must grow from that general committee structure.

You have jumped in, cold, and made assertions and requirements without any
preliminary indication of your goals and asperations. Both Raul and myself
are simply trying to figure out what, exactly, you are asking the
committee to do?

Please see my previous reply to your last posting for some ideas along the
lines of what you seem to be suggesting.

No one is arguing that we should not be doing what you are trying to
suggest, we are just having a hard time getting our minds around just
exactly what that is.

Your refusal to even hint at the task you wish for us to tackle leaves me
feeling like I am being maneuvered to take a step that I may regret once
you make yourself clear.

Come on, Manoj, cough it up. What _do_ you want from us?

Waiting is,

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